Merchant reminder: The 2016 Painting and Decorating Show

Merchant reminder: The 2016 Painting and Decorating Show

Merchants and stockists looking to offer professional decorators all the products, tools and materials they need for various decorating jobs can see the latest innovations and proven best sellers at this year’s National Painting and Decorating Show.

Now in its 22nd year, the event will take place on November 29th and 30th in the Jaguar Halls at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena. The show will again be featuring plenty of new product launches, live demonstrations and a full timetable of free masterclasses in two ‘open area’ theatres.

Thousands of free samples will be distributed by exhibitors, as well as some great gifts and promotional items in the Lucky Dip, where everyone who takes part can be a winner.

Covering every category in the fast changing decorating sector, this busy two-day event will feature the products, materials, tools, tips, techniques, textures, colour trends and decorative effects required by merchants’ decorating customers – from professional decorators and contractors to designers and builders.

Each year the show’s list of exhibitors reads like a who’s who of the decorating industry, and the 2016 event is no exception. The sector’s leading manufacturers, suppliers and brands will be on hand – including Crown, Dulux, Henkel, Johnstone’s, Wagner Spraytech, Purdy, Hamilton Acorn, Packexe, Bradite and Olfa Tools, plus many more.

Visiting merchants will have the opportunity to see at first hand the unveiling of new products and new packaging, and to discuss new merchandising materials and promotional programmes. For example, Tesa will be launching its 16-week outdoor-use masking tape, Wagner Spraytech will unveil its Vector range of airless spray guns, and Bradite will introduce its water-based floor primer.

The National Painting and Decorating Show is also a timely opportunity for merchants to fine-tune their decorating departments for the year ahead, to meet with existing suppliers and customers and make new connections.

The central location of the Ricoh Arena makes the show easily accessible from all parts of the country, by road and by rail. Plus, the venue now has its own dedicated train station, providing an hourly rail link service between Coventry City station and the Arena.

To speed up entry to the show, merchants can pre-register for advance tickets at For news of who’s exhibiting and what’s in store for this year’s show, visit:

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